Analog Alien Alien Comp


The Analog Alien – Alien Comp

The Alien Comp is the same compressor circuit that is found in our 5 Star pedal the Joe Walsh Double Classic. Unlike most stomp box compressors, the Alien Comp has a natural sound and is very musical – much like high-end rack mounted compressors found in professional studios. The Ratio setting is adjustable from 2:1 to 10:1, allowing for moderate to heavy compression. The Alien Comp can also be used as a very effective clean boost. If set correctly it can boost your amp from subtle to full overdrive with just a few turns of the control knobs. To use the Compressor as a clean boost start by setting the Sensitivity control to about 3:00 o’clock. Back the Ratio control off by setting it to the 10:00 o’clock position. Set the output control to achieve the desired amount of clean boost to your amp. If you want to take control of your signals dynamics, without squashing them into extinction, the Alien Comp is your ticket to ride. The Alien Comp can be powered by using a 9v+ battery or an external power supply. 

Standard settings for use:

  • Sensitivity control: Adjust to match the output of your guitar's pickups. Pickups with higher output:  decrease sensitivity (counter clockwise). Pickups with lower output: increase sensitivity (clockwise).  
  • Ratio:  1:1 to 10:1
  • Output:  Sets output of Compressor to the next effect in the signal chain (which could be the Classic Amp).

Using the Compressor as a Clean Boost:

The compressor on the JWDC can be used as a very effective clean boost. If set correctly it can boost your amp from subtle to full overdrive with just a few turns of the control knobs. Use the following setting as a guide:

  • Sensitivity control: 4:00 
  • Ratio: 10:00
  • Output: Set to achieve the desired amount of clean boost to your amp.


  • True Bypass
  • 100% analog circuitry.
  • Interfaces well with other pedals. 
  • Power: 
  • 9v+ battery or external power supply 
  • Pin negative ( - ) Barrel positive ( + ) 
  • Current Draw = 50.7ma
  • Packaging:
  • Each Alien Comp is packed in a white box and comes with instruction sheet and Analog Alien Sticker.

Available on or before March - 2018

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